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Thursday, 15 December 2016

The Hockey Show - Episode 221

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back tonight for a first in the show's history! If you've listened long enough, you know that we never get any Jets or Moose on the show despite the show talking about the two teams a lot. True North Sports and Entertainment has pretty close ties with that other sports radio station in town, so we get that we're down the pecking order when it comes to getting these players to appear on our show. Tonight, though, we will have a gentleman speak to us live from MTS Centre prior to the Jets-Panthers game! We're excited about it as we'll get all the news and info from the Jets' locker room on our show!

The man we'll be talking to is Mr. Scott Billeck, seen to the left, who is the Winnipeg Jets reporter and correspondent for NHL.com! Scott has the inside scoop on a lot of info, so we thought it would be good to go to the source on things such as what's with all the line juggling, what exactly is going on with Tyler Myers' injury, why do the Jets goalies seem incapable of winning games for them, and what do the Jets do when it comes to the expansion draft! Scott also is a huge UFC guy, so we'll squeeze a question or two in about UFC as well before he gets back to his NHL.com job at 6pm. We're excited to welcome Scott to the show, and I'm guessing we'll be talking with him throughout 2017 and beyond about the Jets, the NHL, and the UFC!

On the second-half of the show, Beans, TJ, and I will talk about the amazing job done by Bisons swimmer Kelsey Wog at the FINA World Championships last weekend, Penny Oleksiak winning the Lou Marsh Award and why Sidney Crosby shouldn't have won it, the Bisons women's hockey team at ScotiaBank Girls Hockeyfest and the great time experienced by all at that event, a new addition for a guest of the show, the horrendous Stadium Series uniforms being worn by Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, some Wheat Kings being added to the CHL Top Prospects Game in 2017, and the passing of Alan Thicke. It's a busy show, so make sure you tune in tonight at 5:30pm!

The Bisons women's hockey team is putting together a pile of hampers for the less fortunate this holiday season, and they want your help as the approach the final weekend for donations! The team is looking for non-perishable food donations or monetary donations that will go to making up baskets of food for Manitoba families! You can contact Bisons forward Karissa Kirkup to arrange for a pickup, and she can be reached at 204-851-4886 or by email at kirkupk3@myumanitoba.ca. This is an excellent cause, we encourage any and all people, businesses, and organizations to match UMFM's donation of $100 cash and/or our donations of $100 in non-perishable food to the Holiday Hamper drive! Thanks to all who donate, and to the Bisons women's hockey team for helping those that need a little help this holiday season!

Also, if you're a proud owner of an iDevice or Android device and want to listen to The Hockey Show, you can easily listen to the show by downloading the UMFM app! Just follow this link on your iDevice or this link for your Android device and get the UMFM app! It's never been easier to tune into The Hockey Show! Give the gift of great, free music by downloading the UMFM app today!

If you're all over social media, we try to be as well! Email all show questions and comments to hockeyshow@umfm.com! Tweet me anytime with questions you may have by hitting me up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show.

We welcome Scott Billeck who knows more about the Jets than the three of us collectively for a chat about the local NHL team before we turn our attention to swimmers, young skaters, babies, jerseys, prospects, and a TV legend on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM and on the UMFM app!

PODCAST: December 15, 2016: Episode 221

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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